Covid-19 Closures

On Behalf of the City of Pickering we wish to announce that the Recreation Complex will be closed for the next three weeks. As a result all Pickering Squash Club programs, leagues and events will be postponed until further notice.

Please See the City notice below:

The City of Pickering will be implementing social distancing measures advised by the World Health Organization.
All programs, facility permits, and events have been cancelled, and Community Centres will be closed from March 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm until April 5, 2020 (inclusive).
Recreation Complex Memberships will be extended for the full period that the facility is closed.
All fees paid for facility bookings will be refunded.
All Winter Programs including Aquatics, Leisure will be credited for cancelled classes. There will not be a make-up class(s)
March Break Camps will be refunded.
Big Band Event ticket holders may bring their ticket to the original purchase location between April 6 and April 24 to receive a refund.
Program Registration – Spring Registration scheduled to start March 24 and March 26 is currently under review and start date is to be determined
City public events will be cancelled from March 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). See the website at pickering.ca/events for our event listing.
Please note that all Pickering Public Library Branches, Don Beer Arena, CHD Recreation Complex, and Pickering Museum Village are also included in this closure.

We apologize for the inconvenience but the wellbeing of our staff and patrons is our first priority.
Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available, please access the city website at pickering.ca/NovelCoronavirus for future updates.
Additionally further questions can be directed to the City’s Customer Care Department at 905.683.7575 or by email at customercare@pickering.ca
Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON
L1V 3Y7

Results of 2020 Lee Hanebury Tournament

Our Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament is over for another year and by all accounts it was a roaring success. From the first matches on Friday evening to the Calcutta and Pub night on Saturday and ending with the finals on Sunday, everyone had a great weekend of sport and camaraderie.

You can view the final Draw Results by going to:
https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament

Our photographer extraordinaire, Ron Delevigne has put together a collection of pictures of the event on his website at:
https://wayhotgraphics.shootproof.com/gallery/11622355/home

Here is a list of the winners.

Winners 2020          Singles
Women’s A           Vanessa Steinwall
Women’s B            Katie Bewley  
Women’s C            Amy Bui  
Women’s D/E          Philloza Suleman            
Men’s A                 Brad Hanebury    
Men’s B                 Chris Flynn
Men’s C                 Ammar Haider
Men’s D                 Dave Carroll         
Men’s E                 Raamis Sunil Malik

Winners 2020          DOUBLES
Women’s B            Céline Peacock & Sue Desa
Women’s C            Carol Trunk & Joan Brann
Men’s B                Sameer Vadera & Steve Dizig
Men’s C                 Jonathan Puddy & Savio Dias

Be sure to mark your calendar for next years event which will take place on January 29, 30 and 31 of 2021.

2020 Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament

For further information go to :
https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament

A note from Nicole:
Hi Everyone,

I would like to invite you all to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020.  This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss!  Tournament events include Men’s and Women’s singles events levels A-E (This means everyone at every level can play), as well as Doubles Men’s and Women’s B and C draws.  Women may play both singles and doubles (only required to pay one entry fee) but due to limited court time and larger men’s draws, men may only play one event.  Your entry fee includes a great tournament souvenir, licensed bar, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Saturday night doubles Calcutta followed by a social night at our local restaurant and lots of squash.  You must register on the Squash Ontario website at: https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament
The sign up deadline is Sunday Jan. 26th but please sign up early to avoid disappointment as some draws may fill up fast!  I have attached the tournament page with all additional information.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

I hope to see you at the tourney!

Nicole 

DIV3 Doubles House League – Finals Results

Congratulations to Assad and Nav who came out on top in a closely contested match against Viru and Joan. (15/14, 10/15, 15/14, 14/15, 15/8) As you can see by the scores it was a very exciting and close match. Viru and Joan have held the championship for many seasons.

Nav, Viru, Joan and Assad.

In the battle for Third and Fourth, Suz and Ron (with the assistance of Louie subbing for Suz) came out on top over John and Adam. (15/13, 15/12, 14/15, 15/14)

Louie, Ron, John and Adam.

For Fifth and Sixth Winston and Carol (with help from Deb subbing for Carol) took the Fifth spot over Heather and Linda. (15/10, 15/11, 15/8)

Carol, Winston, Heather, Deb and Linda.

And finally for Seventh and Eighth, Zora and David with triumphant over Darrell and Bruce. (15/14, 15/8, 15/8)

Zora, David, Bruce and Darrell.

They were great matches on all courts and everyone is looking forward to the Winter season that starts January 6th, 7th and 8th of 2020. Be sure to sign-up on the board behind the courts or drop a line to the Doubles Coordinator.

2019 Spring Doubles H.L. – Finals Results

May 15th was the doubles house league finale’ with many great matches.
Results were as follows: 
1- “Go for Gold” finals match Team (Jim & Juan) defeated team (Dan & Vince) 3-1 Score: 15/7, 4/15, 15/13, 15/8 
2- “Bronze” finals match Team (David S. & Devon) defeated team (David A & Peter) 3-1 Score: 10/15, 15/10, 15/12, 15/11 
3- “Consolation” finals match Team (Aymen & Sorin) defeated team (Adam W. & Shan) 3-2 Score: 10/15, 15/6, 8/15, 15/8, 15/14 
4- “Tinners” finals matchTeam (Jonathan & Deb) defeated team (Marc & Zora) 3-0Score: not recorded 

Congratulations to team (Jim & Juan), and best of luck to the rest of the teams in the next league.You’re all great, and the attached pictures are great! There’s a growing interest in having another doubles house league in summer 2019, preferably next month.The majority have chosen “Monday” to play in.

Vince, Dan, Aymen and Juan
David A. , Peter, Devon and Shan.
Jonathan, Deb, Zora and Marc.

2018 Harvest Hit a Success – See the Results

Notes on the Harvest Hit from Nicole

We had yet another successful Harvest Hit doubles squash tournament at the Pickering Squash Club this past weekend with over 35 teams from all over the GTA.  Players with a wide range of experience from “professional” to “first time doubles tournament player” all running around the doubles court chasing that little blue ball yelling “mine”, “yours”…
Every player that participated agrees how much fun this sport is and they are already securing a partner and marking off the next event on their calendars.
Congratulations to all the participates and thanks to all the fans that came out to cheer on their favourite team!
Women’s B Winners – Vanessa Steinwall and Nicole Pirko
Women’s B Finalists – Celine Metraux and Laurie Krol
Men’s B Winners – Steve Dizig and Sameer Vadera
Men’s B Finalists – Jack Hoogstraten and Eric Dunn
Women’s C Winners – Sara-Jane Cresswell and Hazel Kenny Wilson
Women’s C Finalists – Alison Le Ber and Lynsey Yates
Men’s C Winners – Rick D’Souza and Fred Dizig
Men’s C Finalists – Jonathan Puddy and Noor Zubair
For more Pictures go to:  2018 Harvest Hit Pictures

Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to the Winners

The Harvest Hit Doubles Tournament  event  was a great success again this year at the Pickering Squash Club.  Nicole ran a great tournament with the help of many Pickering Squash Club members who gave their time over the weekend.

To See the results Click:  Squash Ontario Harvest Hit Tournament

We look forward to seeing everyone again at our next big event,
The Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament January 2019.

Fall Doubles House League Starts Week Of Oct 1st

Doubles House League
Fall 2018 Doubles House League

The Fall doubles House League will commence on Monday October 1st with Division 2 followed on Tuesday October 2nd with Division 1 and Wednesday October 3rd with Division 3.

Here are the schedules:

DIV1 Schedule – Playing Tuesdays

DIV2 Schedule – Playing Mondays

DIV3 Schedule – Playing Wednesdays

Doubles House League Results – Updated Weekly

See you on the Courts
PSC Doubles Coordinator